Activities resumed at the International Wing of Aminu Kano International Airport on Tuesday with the arrival of Ethiopian AirWays with 11 passengers on board while about 80 others would be living the country through the Kano airport
The Airport International Wing has remained closed since last year March due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
According to the Regional General Manager, Gambo Abubakar Aboki, Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), the Tuesday operation is a test-run to determine preparedness for full operations at the International Wing of the airport.
He said, with the level of logistics and Covid-19 protocols put in place, it is hoped that full operations for international flights will resume in few days time as directed by the Presidential TaskForce on Covid-19 (PTF).
He further stated that the test will help them brace up for future challenges with the view to addressing such unforseen circumstances while all International activities will be transferred to the New Terminal of the airport with all hands on deck to ensure smooth operations.
Bello Abdulrahaman, State Coordinator Porthealth Services speaking shortly after the screening of the passengers said they are fully prepared and all equipment needed for screening are put in place.
He explained that all passengers were properly screened and no any Covid-19 case was recorded just as all of them came in with their Covid-19 test results to ascertain their health status.
Abdulrahaman further said, all passengers filled their Passengers’ Self Reporting Form online before arrival which is mandatory and that his men are on ground to ensure every traveller coming into the country through the Kano airport is Covid-19 free.